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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert she did not receive prizes for?
(a) Sociability.
(b) Good conduct.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Good grades.

2. What reason does Lord Caversham give for never going anywhere?
(a) His wife won't let him.
(b) He is disabled.
(c) He is sick of London society.
(d) No one invites him anywhere.

3. At the Chiltern's dinner party, what does Mrs. Cheveley say cannot explain women?
(a) Religion.
(b) Other women.
(c) Men.
(d) Psychology.

4. What does Goring say a woman wearing too much rouge and not enough clothing is?
(a) Beautiful.
(b) A prostitute.
(c) Too low born for his time.
(d) A sign of despair.

5. What does Sir Robert say are the only two fashionable religions?
(a) Optimism and Pessimism.
(b) Catholic and Lutheran.
(c) Money and Power.
(d) Politics and Society.

6. What does Lord Goring say he gets rid of as soon as possible?
(a) Women.
(b) The truth.
(c) Money.
(d) Wise thoughts.

7. In Act 1, Part 1, why does Lord Caversham call Goring a good-for-nothing?
(a) Goring is a thief.
(b) Goring leads an idle life.
(c) Goring has a dull job.
(d) Caversham hates Goring.

8. How old was Sir Robert when he wrote the letter to Baron Arnheim?
(a) 22.
(b) 19.
(c) 36.
(d) 32.

9. When does Act 2 take place?
(a) Three months after the Chiltern's party
(b) At Christmas time.
(c) Mid morning on the day after the Chiltern's party.
(d) The evening after the Chiltern's party.

10. In Act 1, Part 1, what is needed at the embassy to prevent the ambassador from being recalled?
(a) A proper invitation.
(b) Good security.
(c) A good chef.
(d) Proper manners.

11. What is Sir Robert's initial response to Mrs. Cheveley's request concerning his speech?
(a) He agrees.
(b) He refuses.
(c) He is very excited.
(d) He asks her to come watch him speak.

12. Why does Mabel say she dislikes pearls?
(a) They make one look so plain, good, and intellectual.
(b) They have no color.
(c) Only old ladies wear pearls.
(d) They're not as expensive as diamonds.

13. According to Lady Markby, what about Sir John has become unbearable?
(a) His constant talking.
(b) His weight.
(c) His temper.
(d) His drinking.

14. Fill in the blank. Goring says, "Everything is dangerous, my dear fellow. If it wasn't so, ________."
(a) I'd be dead by now.
(b) Life would be much easier.
(c) Life wouldn't be worth living.
(d) Humans would be terribly boring.

15. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say will have the loathsome joy of dragging Sir Robert down in the mud and mire?
(a) Lady Chiltern.
(b) Baron Arnheim.
(c) The English parliament.
(d) The English newspapers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lady Chiltern say gives one an instinct to things?

2. Where does Lady Chiltern say she and Mrs. Cheveley have met before?

3. During the Chiltern's dinner party, what does Lady Chiltern state she didn't know about Mrs. Cheveley?

4. Why does Goring say people are pleased to find out about other people's secrets?

5. How long does Lady Chiltern say it's been since she and Vicomte De Nanjac last saw each other?

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